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2014 Sochi Winter Games

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 12.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sally Swanson

Like Don Quixote, my quest finds me in Spain, dreaming my (perhaps not so) impossible dream (as immortalized in the musical "Man of La Mancha"). Quite...

Jordan Schultz

This 19-Year-Old Athlete Is An Olympics Pioneer | Jordan Schultz | Posted 02.19.2014 | Sports

When Sarah Hendrickson first started ski jumping, around age 7, she had no idea it wasn’t an Olympic sport for women. "I just purely did it becau...

7 Reasons Why 2014 Sucks So Far

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

We are just seven weeks into 2014 and already I am annoyed, verklempt if you will. Here's a list of the top 7 things pushing me -- and others -- over the top.

Olympic Fridge Only Opens For Canadians

Posted 02.11.2014 | Sports

If you're in Sochi right now, better make some Canadian friends. There's a fridge on the scene that only opens for them. And it's full of beer. ...

#TeamUSA Provides a Whole New Olympic Experience

Kayla Hedman | Posted 04.12.2014 | Sports
Kayla Hedman

It astounds me when professional athletes are younger than me, like 18-year-old Tucker West and 19-year-olds Summer Britcher and Aidan Kelly; I envy all that they've accomplished as I am planted on my sofa, shoveling guacamole into my mouth.

'Whatever Team You Play For...'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games full under way, numerous companies and organizations have come out in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual a...

52 Olympians Push For Russia To Repeal 'Gay Propaganda' Laws Ahead Of Sochi Games

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Fifty-two Olympic athletes, including 12 current Winter Games competitors, are pushing Russia to repeal its controversial "gay propaganda" legislation...

Shani Davis Paving The Way For African-American Winter Olympians

Rant Sports | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece profiling speedskater Shani Davis, and I talked about how a great performance at the 2014 Winter Olympics Games in So...

A Potemkin Village for an Olympic Home

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 12.01.2013 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

"The North Caucasus is an utterly ignored part of the world. You can't even get there from the Olympic Villages. There's no road," notes Hornstra, the photographer. "But there are so many reasons to examine it as all one part with Sochi and the Olympics."

Instead of Punishing Russia, IOC May Punish Pro-Gay Olympians

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

The New York Times' Jeré Longman reports that the Olympic Charter "prohibits athletes from making political gestures during the Winter and Summer Games," and that this prohibition could be used to "banish" Olympians who choose to protest, even silently, against Russian homophobia.

Don't Boycott: Ban Russia From Their Own Winter Olympics

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cyd Zeigler

While the Russians would love an American boycott of the Games, being banned from their own Games would help drive public sentiment. Instead of asking our athletes to carry messages that would fall on deaf ears, it would drive Russian Olympic hopefuls to speak out to their own government.

U.S. Olympics Star Slams Russia's Anti-Gay Law

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

* 'Disagrees' with law but will not comment in Moscow * Obama adds voice to criticism of legislation * British actor com...

Sochi vs. Vancouver: Why This Olympic Experience Will Be Very Different

Robbie Romu | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robbie Romu

Even if Putin himself signs a decree stating that no LGBT persons will be subjected to Russia's draconian laws and that their safety will be guaranteed, boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi or pulling out completely is still the right thing to do.

Olympic Boycott? Never Again!

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 09.16.2013 | Sports
Anita L. DeFrantz

We must not let politicians undermine years of dedicated training for the sake of political grandstanding that will have no effect on policy. Allow our athletes to continue their preparations for their test with history at the Olympic Games.

Why Johnny Weir Says Olympic Athletes Shouldn't 'Wear A Big Rainbow Flag Fur Coat'

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Echoing the sentiments of its controversial anti-gay laws, Russian officials have reportedly rejected an application for a Pride House at the 2014 Oly...

Sochi 2014: The Anti-Homosexual Landscape of the Next Winter Olympics

Christiaan Rapcewicz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christiaan Rapcewicz

Choosing a host country where there are no laws protecting against discrimination or harassment on the basis of sexual orientation is not in accordance with the Olympic charter.